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2021 Season

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(Sep. 18, 2021)

Week Five

Here we are after five weeks of football action. The playoffs will be here before we know it. Here are a few tidbits from this week's action in Alabama.

   *   The more things change, the more they remain the same. Fyffe and Thompson continue to roll. We learned a lot about some teams this week who we thought were contenders but that proved to be fiction. We still wonder if up and coming teams like Keith, Ariton, Helena, Northridge, West Blocton, Randolph, Central Florence, Parker and Southeastern can continue their early season winning ways. We will know more in a month or so.

   *   The 2021 season rolled into the fifth week of games with another five forfeits.
    Park Crossing forfeits to Eufaula
    Columbia forfeits to Hartselle
    Jasper forfeits to Gardendale
    Calhoun forfeits to Thorsby
    A.L. Johnson forfeits to Keith

   *   Vigor takes on Mobile Christian, Valley takes on Sidney Lanier and Elberta travels to B.C. Rain Saturday. I will post the scoring averages following those games.

   *   Alabama is 15-14 against out-of-state competition in 2021. That includes 7-7 against Georgia, 4-1 against Florida, 3-2 against Tennessee but 0-3 against Mississippi.

   *   The top ranked Thompson Warriors continue to cruise after defeating #4 Hewitt-Trussville 42-9. The Warriors have outscored five opponents 259-12. The Warrior defense proved to be somewhat human as they allowed the first touchdown of the season. They have won 23 straight games.

   *   In other big games this weekend, #2 Hoover continued their winning ways by defeating #9 Oak Mountain 28-21. #4 American Christian defeated #6 Bibb County 34-12. #4 Maplesville shutout #6 Loachapoka 49-0. # 8 Ariton got by #1 G.W. Long 27-21. And #5 Central Phenix City beat #8 Enterprise 36-27.

   *   Hoover has been ranked by the ASWA for an amazing 236 consecutive polls dating back to the 2000 season.

   *   All six top ranked teams that played this week won and did so convincingly. So no big shake up at the top of the polls.

   *   Fyffe has a string of forty-nine consecutive victories following a 56-0 victory over Brindlee Mountain. The Red Devils have a shot at the all-time record for the longest winning streak in Alabama if they can win another seven games. Clay County won 55 straight games between 1994-1997. Verbena won 50 games in a row almost 70 years ago.

   *   Columbia with a fifty-seven game losing streak will try to break that unwanted honor next week after forfeiting to Hartselle.

   *   Fyffe has a streak of 42 consecutive region wins. The Red Devils have an open date this week before hosting Plainview the following week.

   *   Brindlee Mountain has lost 53 consecutive region games after falling to Fyffe 56-0 over the weekend.

   *   The Fyffe Red Devils have won 62 consecutive regular season games. That is the state record.

   *   Fyffe has also put together a string of 51 consecutive home wins. Their next home contest will be against Plainview.

   *   Fyffe also holds onto the longest road winning streak having won 18 consecutive road games after winning at home this week.

   *   Fyffe extended their streak of consecutive games scoring. They are currently sitting on a string of 283 games without being shutout. T.R. Miller sits atop this list with a string of 354 games.

   *   Coach Rod Hudson won the 100th game of his head coaching career. He has been the head coach at Hackleburg for 12 seasons and has an overall record of 100-45. All but one of his teams have qualified for a playoff spot. The Panthers defeated Cherokee 40-8 Friday night.

   *   Coach Bruce Breland also has reached the 100 win mark as Victory Christian beat Talladega County Central 42-0. His record at seven different schools in 100-123 in 22 seasons as a head football coach.

   *   Helena, Randolph, Southeastern and James Clemens have never gotten this far into a season undefeated. While all are newer programs they still deserve recognition.

   *   Deshler has found the going tough thus far in 2021. The Tigers are 0-5 for the first time since the 1957 football season. They take on Wilson in two weeks following an open date.

   *   If Vigor can defeat Mobile Christian on Saturday they will reach the 500 win mark. The Wolves first played football in 1959 and have an overall record of 499-275-12 since that time.

   *   Cordova has amassed 599 victories since first fielding a football team back in 1925. After falling to Ramsay 33-20 this week, the Blue Devils will shoot for number 600 against Wenonah in two weeks.

Team approaching the 500 win club
  499  -  Vigor  (499-275-12)
  498  -  Fairfield  (498-439-26)
  495  -  Marion County  (495-453-45)
  491  -  Southern Choctaw  (491-359-24)

Coaches approaching the 100 win club
  97  -  Wade Waldrop (Florence)  (97-72)
  97  -  Bobby Parrish (Cottage Hill Christian)  (97-59)
  97  -  Roger McDonald (Dadeville)  (97-66)
  96  -  Steve Meek (Decatur Heritage Christian)  (96-74)
  95  -  Gene Hill (Sardis)  (95-88)
  95  -  Jack French (Faith Academy)  (95-45) - Also won 195 games in Mississippi
  94  -  Ryan Lolley (Gordo)  (94-16)

Team Records

Points scored in a game

 * Piedmont set a team record in a win 70-13 over Weaver breaking the previous record set in a victory over White Plains 68-13 on 10/4/2013.

Points allowed in a game

 * Weaver set a team record in a 70-13 loss to Piedmont breaking the previous record set in a loss to Walter Wellborn 69-0 on 10/16/2020.

Margin of Victory in a game

 * Sumiton Christian set a team record by defeating Woodville 48-0 breaking the previous record set when they defeated Tuscaloosa Academy 47-0 on 9/18/1998.

Points Scored by Both Teams in a Game

 * Gaylesville set a team record in a loss 64-42 to Valley Head breaking the previous record set in a loss to Woodland 60-44 on 10/29/1999.

Teams with current school record winning streaks

 * Fyffe has won a team record 49 consecutive games since 8/31/2018.
 * Thompson has won a team record 23 consecutive games since 11/8/2019.

Teams with current school record losing streaks

 * Columbia has lost a team record 57 consecutive games since 10/23/2015.
 * Brindlee Mountain has lost a team record 38 consecutive games since 10/6/2017.
 * Meadowview Christian has lost a team record 36 consecutive games since 10/6/2017.
 * Curry has lost a team record 28 consecutive games since 10/19/2018.
 * Cherokee has lost a team record 26 consecutive games since 11/2/2018.
 * A.L. Johnson has lost a team record 22 consecutive games since 10/19/2018.
 * Greene County has lost a team record 19 consecutive games since 10/11/2019.
 * Sumter Central has lost a team record 18 consecutive games since 10/18/2019.
 * Southern Choctaw has lost a team record 16 consecutive games since 10/18/2019.
 * Park Crossing has lost a team record 8 consecutive games since 10/16/2020.

Teams that set a record for most wins in a season

 * Asbury set a team record with a 1-3 record. That ties the previous mark of 1-9-0 in 2020.

 * Orange Beach set a team record with a 3-2 record. That ties the previous mark of 3-6-0 in 2020.

 * St. Michael set a team record with a 3-1 record. That tops the previous mark of 2-7-0 in 2020.

Teams off to great starts in 2021
 * Central Florence last started a season 5-0 in 1974.
 * Helena has never started 5-0 in a season.
 * James Clemens has never started 5-0 in a season.
 * Randolph has never started 5-0 in a season.
 * Southeastern has never started 4-0 in a season.

Teams off to slow starts in 2021
 * Deshler last started a season 0-5 in 1957.
 * Elmore County last started a season 0-5 in 1991.
 * Southern Academy last started a season 0-4 in 1993.
 * Wenonah last started a season 0-5 in 2001.

Teams off to good starts in 2021
 * Russell County last started a season 4-1 in 1994.
 * St. Michael has never started 3-1 in a season.
 * Thorsby last started a season 3-1 in 1999.

Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Ken Stabler, Bart Starr, Ozzie Newsome, John Stallworth, John Hannah and Buck Buchanan are all members of the NFL Hall of Fame and played high school football in Alabama.